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Last updated: 9 December 2019
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Date:Wednesday 15 April 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Tatmadaw Lei (Burmese Air Force)
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:unknown (   Myanmar)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47 transport plane was reportedly shot down by Chinese Nationalist guerrillas near the front-line. About 12 Burmese Army and Navy officers, some of them high rank, were killed.

Sources:
» The Straits Times 16 April 1953, p1
» Singapore Standard 16 April 1953, p1
» The West Australian 16 April 1953, p1


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